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WOCN Conference 2018

GS6 - The More We Know, The Better We Are: MARSI, MASD and Friction

Jun 6, 2018 10:20am ‐ Jun 6, 2018 11:20am

Standard: $5.00


The science of the WOC Nursing specialty is constantly evolving and practitioners must stay informed of advances. Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injuries (MARSI), Moisture Associated Skin Damage (MASD) and Friction are three phenomena that bedside clinicians observe regularly. A thorough understanding leads to improved identification, treatment for improved outcomes and will ultimately impact preventive care.

Learning Objective:

  • To improve the overall understanding of MARSI, MASD and Friction to improve identification by clinicians and enhance patient outcomes


  • Laurie L. McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN, Clinical Nurse Specialist/WOC Nurse, Cone Health
  • Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, Professor and Nurse Practitioner, University of Virginia
  • Dr. David Brienza, PhD, Professor and Associate dean for Research, University of Pittsburgh

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